Isuzu launches X-Max edition of D-Max and Crosswind Sportivo

 

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Isuzu Philippines is giving would-be buyers of Asian utility vehicles and pickup trucks a reason to cheer this Christmas as the Japanese carmaker brings out the special X-MAX (pronounced as CrossMax) edition for the Crosswind Sportivo and the D-Max.

"Many of those who have experienced owning either the D-Max or the Crosswind still come back to us when it’s time to purchase another vehicle," Isuzu Philippines president Ryoji Yamazaki said in a statement. "They usually cite durability, reliability, performance and fuel efficiency as the principal reasons why they put Isuzu vehicles at the top of their list. We expect this trend to continue with the new X-MAX editions of the D-MAX and the Crosswind."

The D-Max X-Max edition is still equipped with the 3.0-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that produces 144hp and 294 Newton meters of torque. It also comes with the Flex Ride MOVE suspension system for a comfortable ride. What makes the X-Max edition special is a bunch of features such as:
- color-keyed stepboards;
- taillamp guards;
- cargo bedliners; and
- a navigation-ready 2-DIN audio video head unit.

The Crosswind Sportivo X-Max is powered by a 2.5-liter 4JA1-L direct-injection turbodiesel engine and its ride is also supported by the Flex Ride MOVE suspension system. Special features in the Crosswind Sportivo X-Max are:
- white-light effect headlamps;
- a roof rack;
- two-tone spare tire cover;
- an X-Max sticker logo; and
- a dealer-option seven-inch LCD touch-screen monitor.

The models that come with the special X-Max trimmings are two of Isuzu's bestselling vehicles. The carmaker has sold 14,246 units of the D-Max since its Philippine launch in October 2003, while 55,374 units of the Crosswind have been sold since its local debut in June 2001.

Do you think the additional features for the X-Max edition would help Isuzu sustain the strong sales of the D-Max and the Crosswind?

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  • maranello_5775 Oct 14 2010 @ 08:25pm
    for the dmax yes but for the crosswind? definitely no...
  • dominic Oct 14 2010 @ 08:53pm
    I want d-max x-max!!
  • southboy Oct 14 2010 @ 09:17pm
    a no! no!.. malamang naman ang 2011 crosswinds and d max ay may mga ganitong features na din..
  • docmart70 Oct 15 2010 @ 12:45am
    Ford Motor Company together with Mazda will overtake Isuzu sales with their new generation Ranger and BT-50 with a base TDCi engine of 2.2 liters producing 150 hp and an optional 3.2 TDCi of 200hp. . .
  • neutral Oct 15 2010 @ 09:40am
    Why is it that the hp and torque of the crosswind were not mentioned? Are they hiding the fact that despite the turbo, the power and torque are like a non-turbo?
  • freistil16 Oct 15 2010 @ 09:43am
    the pick up and auv that refuses to die.. competition's getting tougher they need new models
  • JCM Oct 16 2010 @ 11:14am
    So they launched it in Cebu? Hmmm... I think Isuzu should start making vans and diesel-powered sedans.
  • rtvaldez67 Oct 18 2010 @ 06:23am
    its about time to install crdi to crosswind.
  • Rem Oct 18 2010 @ 09:41pm
    @JCM, As far as I know Isuzu sold vans (re-badged Nissan Urvan/El Grand) in Japan, I wonder why they stopped producing the Diesel Gemini. I'm a big fan of Isuzu's cars, but they should be preparing and designing for their new line-up now. REPLACE, not REFRESH.
  • dtkiko Oct 22 2010 @ 11:07am
    I ain't going to buy that DMax X-Max.... it still comes with the 146 hp/ 30 kg-m torque CRDi engine same as my 2008 model 3-litre DMax LS variant. Until the new Isuzu Japanese president brings us here the more sophisticated 3-litre DMax Super-Platinum series (that they issue in Thailand) with a 164 hp/ 37 kg-m torque 4JJ1-TCX (with VVGT) engine, i would still stick with my 2008 model DMax.... ISUZU PHILIPPINES, HUWAG NIYO KAMING TIPIRIN!!!! WE, PINOYS KNOW HOW TO LOOK ON VEHICLES, AND YOU'D BET WE ALSO KNOW WHERE WE WANNA PUT OUR MONEY FOR THE BETTER!!!! SO PLEASE, STOP DILLY-DALLYING AND BRING US THAT 3-LITRE 4JJ1-TCX HI-POWER ENGINE HERE THAT YOU ISSUE IN EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AMERICA AND THAILAND!!!! i even heard it that overproduction daw kayo ng 4JJ1-TC kaya pinapaubos niyo sa aming mga Filipino, Malaysians, Indons, Vietnamese, Singaporeans, and Laosians. BRING US THE REAL DMAX, THE ONE THAT WON THE 2009 PARIS-DAKAR RALLY UTE CLASS, COME ON!!!!
  • dtkiko Oct 22 2010 @ 11:23am
    ALSO remove those stepboards.... at speeds along highways and over a puddle of water, those stepboards promote hydroplaning of the vehicle.... They are "unsafe", and the driver should NEVER step on the brakes abruptly while caught unaware that he's hydroplaning at speeds.... YES, you may contend slow down if you see a pool of water on highways, BUT what about if you hardly see any at night time?
  • dtkiko Oct 28 2010 @ 10:36pm
    Give us this 3-litre Isuzu DMax Hilander Platinum series with the 4JJ1-TCX iTEQ VGS engine that you issue in Thailand right now.... and we Pinoys will all extremely satisfied, GURANTEED! Who doesn't want a 164 ps, 360 Nm torque engine from 1800 rpm to 3000 rpm? All the while Isuzu Phils. you have been supplying us the 3-litre DDi-iTEQ that only pumps out 146 ps and 294 Nm torque.... so pathetic mga bosing!
  • dtkiko Oct 28 2010 @ 10:37pm
    This is it.... but make it lefthand steering Isuzu Phils....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfMpsLWS210
  • dtkiko Oct 28 2010 @ 11:01pm
    This is the Euro-version DMax similar to the Thai-version DMax.... and it shames BIGTIME the more expensive Hummer H1 and H2 in this extreme hillclimb video....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzaVUumnmQQ

    When will Isuzu Phils ever issue us this 164 ps/ 360 Nm 3-litre iTEQ VGS DMax!?! By the way, this type of DMax is even Australia's Best UTE (pick-up) of the year for 2009 and 2010!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzaVUumnmQQ
  • mts Nov 01 2010 @ 04:56pm
    I really like the DMax 3.0 two thumbs up!
  • dtkiko Nov 06 2010 @ 09:01am
    To mts: Good day chief.... Once you've driven the "other" "better" 3-litre DMax with the 4JJ1-TCX VGS iTEQ engine that they sell in other countries, getting "super-stoke" with them is even an understatement!
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